Actress, Eating Disorder and MS Spokesperson. She is best known for her role as Meadow Soprano on the HBO series The Sopranos
As Meadow Soprano on HBO’s blockbuster hit “The Sopranos,” Jamie-Lynn Sigler portrays a smart-but-emotionally frustrated mob princess. In actual life, there is even more to this Jewish-Cuban American starlet who’s not shy in sharing her feelings on issues she believes significant. Soon after being cast in “The Sopranos,” Sigler began battling an eating disorder that…
As Meadow Soprano on HBO’s blockbuster hit “The Sopranos,” Jamie-Lynn Sigler portrays a smart-but-emotionally frustrated mob princess. In actual life, there is even more to this Jewish-Cuban American starlet who’s not shy in sharing her feelings on issues she believes significant.
Soon after being cast in “The Sopranos,” Sigler began battling an eating disorder that turned her into a shadow of her former self. Her recovery inspired her to go public in an effort “to reach young girls and let them know that there is a way out; there is help available.” Today, she is a vital spokesperson for the National Eating Disorders Association.
Sigler’s autobiography, “Wise Girl,” reveals both the perks and pressures that accompany overnight fame, while also illustrating how uncertain times have made her stronger, more confident and able to face life’s challenges. She also describes how her obsession with her weight nearly destroyed her career, and the emotional and physical toll taken by a vicious bout with Lyme disease.
At the podium, Sigler speaks from the heart in a fun, engaging and illuminating presentation. Her inspirational story emphasizes that the key to success isn’t just what’s on the outside, but is a combination of brains, gut instincts and learning from everyday experiences. Her optimistic philosophy: “What matters is that you make your life matter. Follow your dreams, challenge the odds, defy your critics, champion a cause, sing out until your voice is heard!”
AT A GLANCE: Born with a passion to perform, Jamie-Lynn Sigler has been acting and singing since the age of 7. The Long Island native got her start in New York regional theater-making her Broadway debut as Belle in Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast”–and has since been cast in dozens of theatrical productions. She starred in the touring production of Rodger’s and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella,” playing the lead opposite Eartha Kitt.
For her work on “The Sopranos,” Sigler received the 1999 and 2000 Hollywood Reporter Young Star Award for Best Actress in a Dramatic Series, as well as two ALMA Award nominations for Best Actress in a Drama Series (2001 & 2002). A native of New York, she splits her time between residences in Los Angeles and New York City.
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UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI – KANSAS CITY
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BAYLOR UNIVERSITY CAMPUS
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SALT LAKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
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DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. MEMORIAL BREAKFAST, BOSTON, MLK SPEAKER
Everything went well. Atsuko was very easy to work with and the students enjoyed her performance! Thank you again for your recommendation and I hope to work with you again in the future!
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GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY
Jordan Carlos was very very entertaining! A majority of students who answered the event survey indicated they really enjoyed Jordan and definitely will bring him back!
WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY
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FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY
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WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
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A Conversation With Jamie-Lynn Sigler
Wise Girl: What I Learned about Life, Love and Loss
At the Podium
At the podium, Jamie-Lynn Sigler speaks from the heart in a fun, engaging and illuminating presentation. Her inspirational story emphasizes that the key to success isn’t just what’s on the outside, but is a combination of brains, gut instincts and learning from everyday experiences. Her optimistic philosophy: “What matters is that you make your life matter. Follow your dreams, challenge the odds, defy your critics, champion a cause, sing out until your voice is heard!”
Jamie Lynn Sigler Speaker - PDA Speakers
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